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GREENSBORO, N.C.– UNC Greensboro’s women’s basketball completed its staff with the hires of Ariel Caraway and Maya Solomon, announced by Head Coach Trina Patterson Tuesday.

Caraway, the Director of Basketball Operations, joins from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was the Administrative Associate for the Risk Management and Compliance Services office from 2015-18. 

“We’re excited about Ariel joining our staff,” Patterson said.  “We think that she’ll be a tremendous asset because of her background at different levels.  We look forward to her contributing to our overall success.”

During her time at Texas, she handled office-related logistics and operations of scheduled meetings, arranged travel, processed expense reports, managed the operating budget and planned department-wide events and oversaw records retention.

The Lake Charles, La., native also served as an event operations assistant for the 2018 WBCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio and for the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Caraway graduated from McNeese State University with a bachelor of science degree in Business Management and received her master’s from Texas in Sports Management.

Solomon played at Maryville and was named a 2017-18 team co-captain and won the 2018 team senior award.  During her time at Maryville, Solomon also worked the Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team camp and Beth College team basketball camp in June of 2016.

“Maya has a done a lot in her undergraduate work that will allow her to be successful here,” Patterson said.  “We look for her to contribute in a graduate manager position, where she’ll be responsible for some player personnel, community service and contribute to our overall development of our program.”

The Dayton, Ohio native earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Maryville in May of 2018 in Rawlings Sports Business Management and is pursuing her Master’s in Applied Arts and Sciences at UNCG.

Caraway and Solomon joins assistant coaches of Cetera DeGraffenreid and Ido Singer as new staff members for the upcoming season.

The Spartans start the regular season at Georgia State University Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. and then return home for their home opener Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. against Pfeiffer. 

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